Sweeney’s North Jersey Casino Referendum Bill Passes in the Senate

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TRENTON – The Senate moments ago passed Senate President Steve Sweeney’s (D-3) North Jersey casino referendum bill.

Everyone voted aye except for Senators Jeff Van Drew (D-1), Jim Whelan (D-2), Sam Thompson (R-12), Chris Connors (R-9), Mike Doherty (R-23), and Diane Allen (R-7).

Co-sponsored with Senator Paul Sarlo (D-36), the legislation proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature “to permit by law establishment and operation of casinos in certain counties.”

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Sweeney’s North Jersey Casino Referendum Bill Passes in the Senate